The Neutral Zone is a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership and the exchange of ideas. Our youth continues to be the heart and voice of Neutral Zone and the driving force behind the center's creative program and opportunities.
Neutral Zone offers more than 20 weekly, after-school programs open to all high school aged youth. Our program areas focus on Music, Visual and Media Arts, Literary Arts, Education and Leadership. Daily drop in times and tutoring are free. Check out our calendar for our daily and weekly schedule as well as exciting upcoming events!
OUR YOUTH DRIVEN SPACES APPROACH
Historically, adults struggle to find effective strategies to support meaningful opportunities for youth to lead their own initiatives or learning. We have drawn on our more than 20 year experience to develop a “youth-driven” philosophy that rests on three core practices:
1) Tapping teens’ intrinsic motivation
2) Supporting teens’ developmental needs; and
3) Fostering genuine partnerships between adults and youth.